I last reviewed the 2009 that I tasted at Big White Ski resort and was impressed. Okanogan wines have a very distinctive taste. This wine is dark in color with a mild nose. Right out of the bottle this wine has some strong acidity and overly firm tannins. This passes quickly with a little breathing. Once a bit of time has lapsed this wine has a deep lovely mid pallet dominated by dark berries. On the finish the wine has some lovely firm tannins and nice dryness. This is a big wine, very typical of Okanogan wines. I really enjoyed this wine. I paired it with Elk sausage. It held up but didn’t pair well, largely because the sausage was dominated by pepper and spices. I would give this wine a solid 89. Yumm. The LCBO are clearing this out so if you find it grab a few. It will easily keep a good couple years!
From the LCBO web site:
PROSPECT WINERY HAYNES BARN MERLOT CABERNET VQA LCBO 145144 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 15.95
Wine, Red Wine 13.0% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content : 1
Made in: British Columbia, Canada By: Artisan Wine Co.
clear deep ruby colour; cherry, raspberry and plum with toasty oak notes in aroma; dry, medium body; black fruit and oak spice on palate, balanced acidity and medium tannins to finish.